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    Sea Kayaking Holidays

    Our sea kayaking tours and courses offer a wonderful way to explore the coastlines of Scotland. And before you ask – no, you don’t need to be able to do an eskimo roll if you join us for a kayak holiday! In fact, many of our tours are suitable for people with limited experience of sea kayaking and we have an introductory course for beginners too.

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    A New Perspective

    Join a Wilderness sea kayaking holiday and see Scotland’s rugged coastline from a brand new unique and beautiful vantage point.

    We offer both accommodation based and expedition style kayaking trips and provide all the specialist kayaking equipment. You’ll enjoy paddling under the expert leadership of our guides, who read the water and ensure you’re getting the most from your sea kayaking holiday. Scotland has 10% of Europe’s coastline, so there is a lot to explore.

    Explore the remote beauty of Knoydart by kayak, paddle amongst some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes of Assynt, venture around stunning beaches, discover the historic character of Applecross or the journey to the otherworldly Outer Hebrides.

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    Trips For All Experience Levels

    If you have only sea kayaked a few times (or never before) then the place to start is with either our Introduction Course or Scottish Highlands trips – beginner friendly paddling in beautiful locations.

    For paddlers with at least 5 days previous experience, we offer a range of either accommodation based or expedition style trips exploring the most beautiful waters of Scotland’s west coast, from day paddles on wild sea lochs to expeditions to remote uninhabited islands. For accommodation based trips, look for our “Scottish Sea Kayak Trail” trips. If you are looking for your first taste of expedition in a sea kayak the West Coast Explorer is the perfect place to start.

    We welcome you to explore the sea kayaking tours we have on offer and hope that you’ll read some of the many reviews our previous travellers have kindly left.

    Our Sea Kayaking Holidays

    7 Sea Kayaking Trips with 783 Reviews

    Outer Hebrides

    58 review(s)
    • Explore pristine deserted islands, wild coastlines, and white-sand beaches by sea kayak.
    • Paddle in the crystal clear waters, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.
    • Undertake a 4 day expedition by sea kayak to explore some of the more remote islands.
    Next Available Trip:
    20th May | 10th June
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    141kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.
    • Combine adventure with comfort as you enjoy day trips exploring the coast and returning to cozy Highland Inns.
    • With a 1:4 guide to client ratio, learn essential sea kayaking skills as you explore the outstanding coastal scenery of the north west Highlands, kayaking in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs.
    • Look out for the amazing wildlife, including marine animals like seals, dolphins, porpoise and otters as well as a huge amount of bird life including fishing heron and majestic eagles soaring through the endless sky.

    The Isle of Mull

    26 review(s)
    • Paddle the delights of Mull's incredible coastline
    • Enjoy a spectacular boat trip out to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles
    • Gaze in wonder at the endless stars in the clear night skies.
    • Spot and identify a diversity of animals in this wildlife-rich environment
    • Relax in cosy island accommodation

    The Atlantic Coast

    90 review(s)
    • Sea kayak through some of the best scenery of Scotland's Atlantic coast on the central section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail.
    • No camping, just comfortable beds, hot showers and excellent local restaurants/pubs.
    • Enjoy some of the best sea kayak day tours in the country as you explore the West Highlands and the history behind Bonnie Prince Charlie.
    Next Available Trip:
    6th May | 10th June
    Region:
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    Duration:
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    114kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.

    Introduction Course

    258 review(s)
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    • Combine learning essential sea kayaking skills with the opportunity to experience some of the best sea kayaking in Scotland.
    • Develop your paddling techniques on beautiful Upper Loch Torridon before exploring the Applecross Peninsula.
    • At the end of a day on the water, relax with a hot shower, fantastic food and a comfortable bed.

    The Summer Isles

    83 review(s)
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    • Explore this archipelago of deserted islands, wild coastlines, rock arches and white-sand beaches.
    • Paddle in the crystal clear waters, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.
    • Camp in beautiful, remote spots with spectacular views of the surrounding island and coastlines.

    Sound of Arisaig

    31 review(s)
    • Paddle through the crystal clear waters of the Sound of Arisaig, which are home to a diverse variety of wildlife.
    • Explore a wilderness of white-sand beaches and secluded islands on Scotland's west coast.
    • Develop your sea kayaking skills in an expedition environment, led by our experienced and qualified guides.
    Next Available Trip:
    12th May | 16th June
    Region:
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    Duration:
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    144kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.

    Trips Featuring Sea Kayaking

    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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    Anne Miller

    Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 17/09/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Fabulous and highly recommended! I will be back again next year, DV.

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    Heather Andrew

    Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 17/09/2022
    Trips Taken: 3

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Very well organised with great guides who used their knowledge and experience to provide the best possible kayaking itinerary that accommodated all the group.

    KD

    Karen Davidson

    Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides

    Age: 20 - 30
    Country: Germany
    Trip Date: 17/09/2022
    Trips Taken: 2

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    I would absolutely book another trip with Wilderness Scotland,the trips are very well planned and the guides and other members of the group have always made it a very enjoyable time.

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